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Hall, Robert (1911) Note on Trachinops taeniatus. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. p. 32. ISSN 0080-4703

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This perciform fish apararently has uot been recorded
from Tasmania, our specialist, Mr. R. M. Johnston, being
unfamiliar with it.
Hitherto only two species have been described, one from
New South Wales, the other from Victoria.
The Tasmaniau form appears to agree with T. taeniatus
of New South Wales.
The geographical distribution should be an interesting
one, judging from the fact that this conspicuous little form
is not contained in the collections of the Australian Museum.
Evidently it is local and uncommon.
A shoal was observed by Mr. A. Kirk opposite the
abattoirs, up the Derwent, during the spring of last year.
I know of no other records, and it would be interesting to
learn if it is found in the Kent and Flinders Groups. This
would indicate a broken or continuous distribution, and a
part of the fauna of the Bassian coast.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: p. 32
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection
Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

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